Brasserie Athenee is a perfect pre- or post-theater restaurant. The menu is quite varied and delicious, and you can have a simple meal of soup and salad or something more substantial. I go there quite often before a show and I'm never disappointed. I especially recommend the seafood risotto!
Convenient to all theaters, professional waitstaff, wonderful service, and won’t break the bank!
We had dinner at this establishment before attending a show around the corner. The location is excellent to many of the Broadway theaters. The service was attentive enough so that we were able to eat at a comfortable rate but still finished in time to walk to our show. An added bonus was that we found street parking right on 46th, a block away from the restaurant.
Awesome staffs...very friendly and helpful. Great time
I met my sister-in-law .for a pre theatre lunch/brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Very pleasant atmosphere without pretensions. We shared a Greek salad and some appetizers. Food was wholesome and good. Service was excellent. Will go back and try their crepes.
Braised short ribs was pretty good. Vegetables were oversteamed.
Steak was dry.
Service was polite.
Excellent French breakfast items. I had croque monsieur and wife had French toast, and both were delicious. It was very quiet, as few patrons at 8:30am (little odd) but it picked up before we left.
Even given it's location, the prices were over the top. Over $30 for four thin, dry lamb chops. We were not impressed. Average and overpriced.
The food was absolutely delicious! I ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly with an amazing sauce, as were the side dishes. Everyone else at the table raved about their dishes too--the mussels and pork chop. It was priced standard for that area (20-40 per plate) of the city but the restaurant did not feel over-crowded or cramped and even the desserts were awesome. I really wasn't sure what to expect but it's some of the best food I've had in the city and I've lived here for 5+ years.
I would recommend this with some reservation. It is a very attractive "brasserie" and well-situated for the theatre district. The food was good, solid, but not great (of course that may have just been my choice). The service however was somewhat lacking. Although I announced that I had an Open Table reservation, it was not recorded. The waitress (who also seated me and did not record the Open Table reservation) was clearly distracted (and not particularly attentive, as it invariably took time to flag her down -- BTW, the place was not crowded and there was more than adequate staffing). She apparently thought that I had ordered both an appetizer and entrée. When the appetizer came, I sent it back (noting that while I had asked a question about it, I did not order it). The entrée, the duck special, was fine, but not a particularly French presentation. I ordered it medium rare (as the chef suggests, but the waitress did not). It came medium to well. Instead of the cappuccino I ordered, I was delivered regular coffee (which I sent back). When the check came, the appetizer was charged, so it had to be corrected.
It was average and pretty forgettable
Charming decor, good food and service. Perfect spot for pre and post theater
This looks like a traditional brasserie and has huge windows all around. We had arugula salad, frisée salad and the charcuterie. They were standard french fare and dressings could use an upgrade and were not typical French. The service was very, very good.
Lovely atmosphere and convenient location, but really mediocre food.
Crepes with Nutella and strawberries is the ultimate brunch!
Always solid pre-theatre choice. Not filled with tourists.
Went to NYC for a Saturday matinee. This restaurant fit the bill. The service was exceptional. The food was fresh, well prepared and an excellent value. The decor is a little tired but adds to the authentic ambiance. (It also appears to be a local hangout). Make a reservation so you don’t get shut out.)
Excellent breakfast. Wonderful location on a busy corner. Incredibly reasonable for NYC. One person had a lunch sandwich and didn’t care for it, but everyone who ate breakfast thought it was delicious. Would return for breakfast, not so sure about anything else.
I found the food somewhat dry (chicken) but the wait staff was very good.
The food was excellent. They have a nice prix fix pre-theater menu that was under $30. If you're looking for good food at reasonable prices and lovely ambiance, this is the place.
Fabulous find. Food was excellent. Drinks were reasonably priced. Service was great. Pre theater menu can’t be beat
Food was bland. Dessert was dray (almond cake).
Food was disappointngly tasteless for the most part.
Their brunch menu was different from the actual restaurant menu. The menu was more of a breakfast/lunch menu than a Sunday Brunch menu. The eggs were very good, but not exactly what we wanted for a pre-show Sunday brunch.
Food was ok, in pre-theater rush. Do NOT sit on south side of restaurant (foul methane odor- killed meal). Had been to restaurant many times prior, eating at the bar and never experienced this foulness. Was extremely embarrassed for my guests. Makes one second-guess the food’s safety.
We go frequently for pre-theater--good food, variety, value (pre-fixe) and service that moves the meal along and gets you out on time. Areas of the restaurant are quiet; in some the noise level is closer to moderate.
Not impressed. Ordered a baked chicken with mushroom sauce. Came with 2 fingerling “lukewarm” potatoes, some veggies and overdone chicken. Was there once before and remember not being thrilled then either. 2 for 2.
Only okay...great location but lackluster food...not terrible, but in no way memorable...and in no way, French...the food was bland and conventional...it didn't cost a lot and it didn't taste bad...it was just completely okay, but not worth going back to...crowded anyway...
We celebrated a birthday and had the price fix meal. The food and service were excellent. Very reasonable prices and very friendly, accomodating staff. The only thing missing was a children's menu but they did prepare a pasta dish to accommodate us.
The atmosphere was lovely, but the food and the service are just ok, especially for what you are paying.
The food has dropped in quality and the maitre d was rude and Inappropriate. Although the ambiance is charming and I have been to this bistro many times in the past, I will not be going back again
Made a reservation on the Open Table app approximately 30
minutes prior to our walk over. It was pouring rain & we were all famished from looking at “the Tree”.. so when we arrived, they had our reservation open & tried to seat us immediately. They have a full, well-appointed bar & the room is warm with lovely lighting. We were seated quickly in the packed dining room & were waited on immediately. Their brunch menu is phenomenal, our party of four started with the escargot (which was garlicky & delicious) with warm bread & French onion soup. For lunch, the burgers came out exactly as we ordered, and both their brisket and chicken sandwiches were excellent. We will definitely return soon.
Nice open feeling, very much like a Paris brasserie. Wine and drinks are crazy expensive. Food was very good.
The waiter was not able to get my husband's drink order right. They were out of certain items on the menu by 5:30 on a Saturday. The food was less than adequate. My beef was chewy and over cooked, onions were basically raw and the mashed potatoes had no taste.
Very pleasant brunch option to bring my mother in law to.
The restaurant is appealing to look at and perfectly situated for an evening at the theatre. It was “fine”. I probably wouldn’t go back, but it worked for what we needed. The people were very nice. It was a nice looking restaurant. But the food was eh. Our appetizers were fine. Nothing special, but fine. My dinner wasn’t worth eating (I got a risotto), my daughter liked her burger and my husband said his salmon was also fine. Dessert did not feel like it was made on premises and was also “just fine”.
Coffee and mimosas were amazing. The French onion soup was good, as was the salads. Great for everyday meals. I recommend it for the ambiance. It’s the kind of place where you can drink a coffee, read and people watch.
This spot was really good. I had to make a reservation though due to high volume but it wasn’t a problem at all. The poached egg with salmon and English muffin was exceptional. The omelettes and steak were as well. It was quick and delicious.
This is the third time I have visited New York from Philadelphia and eaten at this restaurant. It was extremely busy (lunchtime on a Saturday) but the staff was extremely pleasant and seated us quickly. Their food is also delicious. I will definitely eat there again in the future.
Visiting NYC and stumbled across this restaurant. Delicious food, lots of choices, attentive servers. So good that we returned a couple of days later.